Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) June 22, 2011
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world, with over 3,000 courses in the United States alone. Played internationally, disc golf (as it was termed in the 1960s) is officiated by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA - http://www.pdga.com) and is increasing in popularity each and every year. The object of disc golf is to complete the course in as few throws as possible. Discs are thrown towards chained baskets with the aim of landing them inside. Similar to traditional golf, each basket is labeled with a par indicating the number of throws it is expected to take to reach the basket. The lowest score wins.
More and more people are becoming fans of the sport as we feel the pinch of these hard economic times because disc golf courses are generally free to play. Disc golfers generally will use three types of discs- a putter, a mid-range and a driver and perhaps a bag to carry them in. Discs can cost anywhere from $7 - $18 each. For that reason, many schools are now beginning to incorporate disc golf into their physical education programs due to its low cost and rising popularity. "A lot of the kids play frisbee golf on the weekends," according to middle school teacher, Lauren McCoy of North Texas, "they would rather do that in P.E. class than play kick ball."
One popular disc supplier, http://www.discgolfstation.com, saw this trend and developed a donation program. Schools who contact Disc Golf Station via their website at http://www.discgolfstation.com/Disc-Golf-School-Program_c_261.html can receive $250 worth of disc golf discs, Frisbee supplies, and even Ultimate Frisbee discs at no cost. "We really love the sport and want to see it grow, and this way we get to support education at the same time," commented Grant Stanley, co-owner of Disc Golf Station. The aim of the program is to support the efforts of students and faculty alike in integrating disc golf into their schools.
For more information about the donation program or to get free discs for your school, visit http://www.discgolfstation.com.